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Federal judge allows lawsuit against Denka-owned chemical plant to go forward

  11/8/2018 - LaPlace, LA - The New Orleans Advocate reported that a federal judge ruled that a lawsuit against LaPlace chemical plant owner Denka Performance Elastomer can move forward, a small victory for plaintiffs who are trying to force the company to agree to reduce the plant's emissions of a potentially cancer-causing chemical. In a ruling filed Monday, U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman denied a motion by Denka to dismiss the lawsuit filed by 13 St. John the Baptist Parish plaintiffs. They are demanding that the company’s plant reduce or stop production until emissions of chloroprene, which the Environmental Protection Agency calls a “likely carcinogen,” drop below the agency’s threshold for safe exposure. Both sides in the suit have been waiting on a decision for months after Feldman ruled in July that the original version of the lawsuit was “wholly defective” because it failed to cite specific health problems the plaintiffs claimed they suffered because of exposure to chloroprene. Feldman told the plaintiffs to revise the suit or he would likely grant the motion by attorneys for Denka to dismiss it. The Denka plant in St. John is the only place in the U.S. that emits chloroprene, which is used in the process of making polychloroprene, a synthetic rubber common in wetsuits and other products.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Rubber Division, ACS now offering all training courses remotely - click to expand

GM to invest $300 million, add 400 jobs at Michigan plant for new Chevrolet electric vehicle - click to expand

Birla Carbon to increase base prices for all carbon black markets in North America - click to expand

Davis-Standard¹s global converting platform featured at ICE USA - click to expand

Global market for stabilizers forecast to reach $5.5 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Friday, March 22, 2019

TA Instruments introduces new Rheo-Raman accessory for the Discovery hybrid rheometer - click to expand

ARPM announces Innovation Symposium on April 18 - click to expand

YourMechanic adds Goodyear.com for tire sales and installation services - click to expand

Adhesive tapes market projected to reach $69 billion by 2022 - click to expand

Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman - click to expand

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Plastics & Rubber Technology Conference calls for abstracts - click to expand

Ace Products & Consulting hires business manager - click to expand

Yokohama Tire's mobile tire specs app for dealers wins iF Design award - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomers market size is forecast at $27.8 billion by 2026 - click to expand

TA Instruments analyzer tests for mechanical behavior of materials - click to expand

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Southeast Asia tire market projected to grow at a CAGR of over 7.5 percent through 2024 - click to expand

U.S. market for low rolling resistance tires forecast with a CAGR of 10.8 percent through 2028 - click to expand

Michelin launches Agilis CrossClimate tire for small business owners and commercial fleets - click to expand

Firestone Liberia to shed 800 jobs by April 2019 - click to expand

Safic-Alcan acquires Langley-Smith & Company - click to expand

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Cooper launches new long haul steer tire as part of its PRO Series commercial line - click to expand

Kraton to build Cariflex semi works latex unit in Brazil - click to expand

Mitsui Chemicals pursues applications for temperature-sensitive elastomer - click to expand

Nitrile butadiene rubber latex market forecast at $2.4 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Hankook Tire adds Nissan Altima to growing original equipment portfolio - click to expand

Monday, March 18, 2019

Cabot announces feedstock surcharge for all carbon black products sold in North America - click to expand

Continental announces largest organizational change in company history - click to expand

Global silane and silicone market was estimated at $14.4 billion in 2017 and is expected to hit $22.03 billion in 2025 - click to expand

Trinseo hosts one-day process safety workshop for undergraduate chemical engineering students in China - click to expand

Global mold release market forecast with a CAGR of 5.7 percent through 2023 - click to expand

Market Reports

Global automotive tire market forecast to grow with a CAGR of 6.3% through 2027 - click to expand

Global nitrile gloves market is expected to reach $3.30 billion by 2026 - click to expand

The synthetic latex polymers market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.41% through 2024 - click to expand

Global market for stabilizers forecast to reach $5.5 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Adhesive tapes market projected to reach $69 Billion by 2022 - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomers market size is forecast at $27.8 billion by 2026 - click to expand

The U.S. market for low rolling resistance tires forecast with a CAGR of 10.8% through 2028 - click to expand

South East Asia tire market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 7.5% through 2024 - click to expand

Global silane and silicone market was estimated at $14.4 billion in 2017 and is expected to hit $22.03 billion in 2025 - click to expand

Nitrile butadiene rubber latex market forecast at $2.4 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global mold release market forecast with a CAGR of 5.7% through 2023 - click to expand

Global anti-tack agents market to reach $437.9 million by 2023 - click to expand

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